Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

Division of Environmental Health


Date Released: 11/13/2009
Contact: David Spinosa, Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Phone: 445-6215

The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Health Division announces that the dry weather testing period for evaluation of water quantity supplies for proposed subdivisions and residential construction will be closed effective November 14, 2009. The testing period usually remains open until September 30th of each year unless extended. This closure is implemented upon the arrival of the first typical fall/winter season rainfall event.

All parties anticipating subdividing land or developing parcels with individual or single water supplies to serve four or fewer connections should contact a qualified consultant to arrange for testing early in the dry weather test period. The applicant’s agent must certify that at least 720 gallons of water per day, for each residence can be produced.

Additional information regarding water quantity testing and water production test procedures can be obtained by calling the Humboldt County Division of Environmental Health at 445-6215 or 1-800-963-9241.


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